A blog post by Jurryt van de Vooren has sent me off on a journey of discovery.
Jurryt’s post shares a record of shots taken in the Western Europe v Central Europe football game played to celebrate Olympic Day in the Netherlands on 20 June 1937. He asks if this is the first example of a record of shots taken in association football.
He includes a picture of Beb Bakhuys scoring in the game.
There is a Revue der Sporten record of the game. It has this single picture:
The article includes a notation of the sequence of shots in the game. Jurryt shared this in his post.
Central Europe won the game 3v1.The score at half time was 1v0.
Ferenc Sas scored two goals for Central Europe (17 minutes and 48 minutes). The third goal was scored by Oldřich Nejedlý in the 75th minute.
Beb Bakhuys scored West Europe’s goal in the 87th minute.
The timing of the goals allows for the following allocation of shots in the game.
- 0-17 minutes: 6 shots (4 Western Europe (WE), 2 Central Europe (CE)).
- 17-45 minutes: 17 shots (8 WE, 9 CE) 1 goal scored.
- 45-47 minutes: 1 shot (WE).
- 48-74 minutes: 14 shots (9 WE, 5 CE) 1 goal scored.
- 75-86 minutes: 7 shots (5 WE, 2 CE) 1 goal scored.
- 87-90 minutes: 2 shots (1 WE, 1 CE) 1 goal scored.
The game was refereed by Arthur James Jewell … the only Great Britain involvement in a mainland Europe event.(Arthur refereed at the 1936 Olympic Games and was the referee for the 1938 FA Cup Final.)
The crowd was estimated to be 50,000.
The teams were:
Hans Jakob (Germany); Bob Paverick (Belgium) [replaced after 65 minutes by Constant Joacim (Belgium)]; Bertus Caldenhove (Netherlands); Albin Kitzinger (Germany); Ludwig Goldbrunner (Germany); Edmond Delfour (France); Ernst Lehner (Germany); Raymond Braine (Belgium); Bep Bakhuys (Netherlands); Kick Smit (Netherlands); Stan Vanden Eynde (Belgium).
The unused reserves were: Leo Halle (Netherlands); Bas Paauwe (Netherlands); Roger Courtois (France); Bernard Voorhoof (Belgium)
Aldo Olivieri (Italy); Willibald Schmaus (Austria) [replaced after 36 minutes by Pietro Rava (Italy)]; Karl Sesta (Austria); Gyula Lázár (Hungary); Michele Andreolo (Italy); Pietro Serantoni (Italy); Oldřich Nejedlý (Czechoslovakia); György Sárosi (Hungary); Silvio Piola (Italy); Giuseppe Meazza (Italy); Ferenc Sas (Hungary).
The unused reserves were: Bohumil Klenovec (Czechoslovakia); László Cseh (Hungary); Wilhelm Hahnemann (Austria).
An official record of the event notes:
A medal from the game appeared for sale on eBay in December 2016.
I hope this is the start of a detailed account of the game and the participants in it for both teams.
Darren O”Shaughnessy’s tweet
Check out the shot-by-shot annotations!
34 on target
First 18 on-target shots by W.E. were saved. Nice job GK Aldo Olivieri https://t.co/Mg6MDFPwql
— Darren O'Shaughnessy (@RankingSw) December 22, 2016